Tag: Republicans

Republicans In Georgia Are Targeting And Removing Black Election Officials

June 20, 2021
Georgia Republicans are using new voter suppression laws to target and remove black local election officials. The New York Times reported: Across Georgia, members of at least 10 county election boards have been removed, had their position eliminated, or are likely to be kicked off through local ordinances or new laws passed by the state

Texas Republicans Finalize Major Bill of Voting Limits

May 29, 2021
Texas lawmakers on Saturday finished drafting a bill that would impose a raft of new voting restrictions, setting up the likely passage of what would be among the most far-reaching laws in Republicans’ nationwide drive to overhaul elections systems and limit voting.The bill would tighten what are already some of the country’s strictest voting laws,

Republicans mark anniversary of George Floyd’s death by working to weaken police reform bill

May 25, 2021
When we talk about George Floyd, himself, remember this always: xHe was not just a victim. His death was not just a catalyst for activism and protests.#GeorgeFloyd was a man. A father. A brother. A friend. His life mattered. Sending love & light to his family and loved ones today. pic.twitter.com/LkKwPAyQRx— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) May

Republicans Move to Limit a Grass-Roots Tradition of Direct Democracy

May 22, 2021
In 2008, deep-blue California banned same-sex marriage. In 2018, steadfastly conservative Arkansas and Missouri increased their minimum wage. And last year, Republican-controlled Arizona and Montana legalized recreational marijuana.These moves were all the product of ballot initiatives, a century-old fixture of American democracy that allows voters to bypass their legislatures to enact new laws, often with

Jake Tapper Won’t Book Any Republicans On His Show Because They Won’t Stop Lying

May 5, 2021
That’s the question CNN’s Jake Tapper asked viewers during an appearance on “New Day,” noting that he hasn’t booked any Republicans on his “State of the Union” show since January, the month when a group of former President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the United States Capitol and congressional Republicans entrenched themselves further in baseless conspiracies

House Republicans moving to replace Cheney after she again calls out seditionists for their lies

May 4, 2021
It is impossible to feel sympathy for Cheney, whose odious version of conservatism was never far afield of the lie-fueled, panic-promoting opportunism that has now reduced the movement to conspiracy theory and demands to tamp down on democracy itself, but the Republican move is a dire one for the country. Supporting fraudulent claims that the

Texas Republicans Targeting Voting Access Find Their Bull’s-Eye: Cities

April 24, 2021
HOUSTON — Voting in the 2020 election presented Zoe Douglas with a difficult choice: As a therapist meeting with patients over Zoom late into the evening, she just wasn’t able to wrap up before polls closed during early voting.Then Harris County introduced 24-hour voting for a single day. At 11 p.m. on the Thursday before

Joe Biden Is Driving Republicans Crazy By Being So Positive And Nice

April 13, 2021
Republicans are complaining that they can’t drive President Biden’s poll numbers down because he is too positive and nice. The Independent reported:The GOP campaign consultant — a veteran of both presidential and congressional politics — said Biden’s relative reticence, combined with his age and race, has made it harder to launch culture war-based attacks on

Brian Kemp Panics And Warns That Republicans Are Fighting For Their Lives

April 8, 2021
Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) claimed that people who want to vote are cancel culture and that Republicans are fighting for their lives. Here was Kemp on a call with the National Republican Lawyers Association: Right now in a Republican National Lawyers Association call, Gov. Brian Kemp says he and other republicans have been in “the

Kemp Lashes M.L.B. as Republicans Defend Georgia’s Voting Law

April 4, 2021
Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia on Saturday issued a blistering critique of Major League Baseball’s decision to pull its All-Star Game out of the state over the new law there restricting voting, arguing that the move would deliver an economic hit to Georgians.Mr. Kemp, a Republican, framed the battle over voting rights in Georgia as